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Saturday, July 29, 2006


Demonstrating against the Israeli/U.S. wars

Some 200 left-wing activists marched outside the house of IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz at the Tzahala neighborhood in Tel Aviv Saturday evening, to protest the killing of civilians in Gaza on Friday.

The demonstrators chanted slogans such as "Tzahala residents, there's a murderer in your neighborhood," and raised signs calling on the government to "put a stop to the murder of civilians" and stating, "Halutz is a killer, the intifada shall prevail." Activists also shouted, "neighbors, ask Halutz why he's killing children and how many."

Dana Olmert, the daughter of Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, also took part in the demonstration.
I don't quite understand why they weren't protesting the killing of civilians in Lebanon as well. Chances are they were and the article is inaccurate. I was at a demonstration against the wars (emphasis on the plural) yesterday afternoon in San Jose. I hope you all are doing the same, and are planning to participate in (or organize) bigger ones on Aug. 12.

Here are two chants from yesterday for you to use, should you need them:

Occupation is a crime
Iraq -- Lebanon -- Palestine!
Killing civilians is a crime
Iraq -- Lebanon -- Palestine!

U.S. planes! U.S. bombs! Israel [or US] out of Lebanon!
"Halutz is a killer, the intifada shall prevail" might not work as well. Maybe it rhymes in Hebrew. :-)

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